American patriotism is perhaps most evident today when it crosses over with sports. From pre-game National Anthems to stadium flyovers, football field-sized American flags, American sports and USA go hand-in-hand.
Today, on the 240th anniversary of the United States of America declaring its independence, we celebrate our sense of pride for the country through American sports.
So, we recognize an incredible patriot, former NFL Safety Pat Tillman.
In the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Pat Tillman left behind his football career with the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army. After enlisting, he assigned to the second battalion of 75th Ranger Regiment.
Tillman served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. On April 22, 2004 while fighting in Afghanistan, Tillman was killed in action.
Today, we honor and remember Pat Tillman, along with other athletes and all those who have served in the United States armed forces.